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A Florida State University Professor has brought together three of the school’s colleges to participate in a unique course covering the State’s ongoing legal battle over felons’ voting rights. At a recent class, Leon County’s Sherriff shared insight into how he, his peers and the formerly incarcerated view the issue.

Kaleigh Wright / WFSU News

Florida TaxWatch announced the winners today for the Prudential Productivity Award. Going the extra mile for taxpayers, the Guardian Ad Litem Program and the Florida State Park System GIS Team won the top cash prizes.  

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Florida State University is mulling the idea of buying two parcels of land from Leon County Schools. The university has a 60-day period of exclusivity as the sole bidder on one of them.

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Defense attorneys for the four men facing trial in the hazing death of Florida State University Pi Kappa Phi pledge Andrew Coffey want more specifics from the prosecution as to how their clients caused the 20-year-old’s death.

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Florida State University has lifted a ban prohibiting alcohol at sanctioned Greek life and student organization events. 

FSU Men's Basketball coach Leonard Hamilton talks to players (2/21/18).
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After an impressive run in the NCAA Tournament, The Florida State Seminoles men’s basketball team will not be heading to the Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.

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Florida State University and the Bond Community health center saw their special projects whittled down as Governor Rick Scott vetoed parts of the state budget.

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It was a disappointing legislative session for Florida A&M University. The school lost out on its top building priorities, but lawmakers did give it a few million more in operational funds.

Tom Flanigan

Sometimes amazing wonders can lie unseen under our feet. A Tallahassee biologist whose life work is bringing those wonders out into the open now has a new exhibit of these remarkable revelations at the Tallahassee Museum.

The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died in November are suing the fraternity and members they say caused his death.

Joe Rondone / Tallahassee Democrat

A court hearing was held Tuesday morning for nine Florida State University students facing criminal hazing charges. FSU President John Thrasher is optimistic new Greek life regulations will bring about a cultural change.

A newly released 911 call captures the desperate scene as Florida State University fraternity members struggled to revive 20-year-old Andrew Coffey, who died of alcohol poisoning after attending a Pi Kappa Phi party in November.

Nine students are facing felony hazing charges in the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge.

Tallahassee Remembers Bundy Attack 40 Years Later

Jan 15, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat

Monday marks a grim anniversary: It’s been 40 years since one of the most infamous crimes in Tallahassee, and the start of a series of trials that gripped the nation. 

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Florida State University officials say they will incorporate some of the grand jury's suggestions into reforming Greek life following the death of a fraternity pledge.

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Florida universities don’t always have the resources to help students with mental illnesses. Addressing mental health issues is a serious problem faced by institutions. They are expected to play a central role in identifying symptoms and helping individuals succeed. WFSU spoke to a student who feels her university offered support during a difficult time. 

The Florida State University student and fraternity pledge who died at an off-campus party last month had a blood alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit. After two days of testimony and interviews from almost 50 people a grand jury says there is enough evidence for charges to be brought in the death of 20-year-old Pi Kappa Phi pledge, Andrew Coffey.

Erich Martin

The halls of the Leon County courthouse were packed Monday as a grand jury began its investigation into the death of a Florida State University student. The investigation and testimony is expected to continue Tuesday.

Florida State University President John Thrasher
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Florida State University President John Thrasher began his fourth year in the job Wednesday with his annual “State of the University” address to the faculty senate. Thrasher discusses FSU’s progress, its climb in national rankings, plans for new hires and the death of Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old fraternity pledge who died at an off-campus party, along with the introduction of new head football coach Willie Taggart.

FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, 2018 FSU vs. Clemson
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Texas A&M University is expected to announce the hire of former Florida State University Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher today. The university confirmed Friday Fisher would be leaving after more than a week of uncertainty over the future of the school’s hallmark athletics program.

Football coach Jimbo Fisher, speaking to the Chiefs.
Nick Evans

Speculation continues over whether Florida State University football head coach Jimbo Fisher will stay with FSU or move on to Texas A&M University. But the coach remains mum on his decision.

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With only one committee hearing, a bill seeking to regulate Florida’s pregnancy crisis centers is now heading to the House floor. But, pro-choice advocates are not happy about a provision that directs the state to only contract with providers that “promote and support childbirth.”

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Florida State University police have arrested a second fraternity member accused of selling drugs on campus. The move comes a day after the school announced more arrests for drug sales would be forthcoming.

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Two local businesses received an award Wednesday for employing people with disabilities.

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It’s National HBCU week, celebrating the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In Florida, that’s Tallahassee’s Florida A&M University, which holds a special place in Bill Lowman’s heart. His wife is a FAMU psychology professor, and Lowman’s daughter is a graduate, who received a full scholarship.

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